Dylan St. Clair
The Salem Lions boys basketball team were handed their first loss at home Tuesday night against Brownstown Braves, 87-78. Their record is now 1-1, with a Mid Southern Conference record of 0-1.
The game started off quick with quick baskets on both ends of the court. A large amount of points came off of layups from junior brothers Ian and Zach Bowling. Sophomore Andrew “Kobe” Steggeman seemed to catch fire as the game progressed, hitting 7 threes across the entire game.
Fouls played a large factor in the game. Salem committed fouls early and often, putting the Braves in the bonus during the first quarter. Brownstown also had their fair share, having ten before the start of the fourth quarter. Another thing that seemed to be Salem’s downfall was the shots that Brownstown took. Nearly half of their eighty seven points were points in the paint, whether it was a high post jumper, or a back-door layup.
Trent Pennington had some choice words about the game, “Our weak point against the Braves was our defense.”